Monday, 10 November 2014

The New Chelsea Boots From Hotter

I was so lucky to have been offered a pair of boots from Hotter last month to review.  It didn't take me long to decide - the Chelsea boot is pretty much a firm favourite this season.  I also felt I had a slight hole in my boot wardrobe for a pair of everyday wear, flat ones that aren't suede and can withstand the rain and children stomping on my feet (my youngest is very clumsy!).  My only decision was the colour.  Did I take inspiration from Victoria Beckham and go black?


Hell no, that would be way to predictable.  I chose their mink coloured version (please note, this colour is listed as 'grey' on their website).  It did take me a few days to warm to them as although I could clearly see they were mink online, I was secretly hoping for a more grey tone.  However, one not so sunny school run morning it was raining cats and dogs and I grabbed them and ran, literally.  I then popped into town and whilst trying on some items I finally stopped to take a proper look at them.  They weren't half bad, especially considering it was a throw on and run day outfit wise.

Shirt; Hollister
Gilet; North Face
Bag; Prada
Jeans; Gap
Boots; c/o Hotter

Yesterday I was off to meet a friend for a few child free hours so I decided to give them a proper go and style my outfit around them.  They worked much better with my (very old) jeans, the denim is slightly darker than those above.  I popped my hat on as we were going to be wondering the lovely High Street of Berkhampsted and I knew the Heavens would open.  I really need to wear hats more often, it did a fab job of keeping my head warm and my hair semi dry as well as being in the same colour palette as my boots, I felt it finished off an easy, simple look.

Hat; Vintage
Top; Zara
Jeans; Topshop
Boots; c/o Hotter
I ran out of time but on closer inspection my turn ups needed a little adjusting to sit better above the boot but hey ho!
Looking at the camera with a bit of a smile - that blogger pose is coming after nearly 4 years.....
I managed to pop to the Hotter shop in Merry Hill (West Midlands) whilst visiting a friend the other week and took a photo of the other colours available.  All of them are pretty great to be honest. There was a moment in the week I started thinking I should have got the black, black goes with everything but with wear, the grey seems to be getting better and better.  This boot is called the Shawbury boot and are £85.00.

The same boot in tan and black
Comfort wise, they are amazing.  On a par with my Timberland Earthkeepers which I always go on about.  I have also rain tested them (super important for the country we live in) and after getting completely soaked, they dried out quickly and looked no different than before.  I am under no obligation to recommend products as this is my blog however I do genuinely think these are super comfy and easy to wear.


16 comments:

  1. I think they're a fab colour and I think I would have chosen either those or the tan ones over and above the black as both would go really well with my current wardrobe x

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    1. Debated on the tan too Donna but preferred these ones x

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  2. Great boots Natalie & I love the extra detailing on the front plus the colour you chose will go with everything.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thanks Jane, the detailing just breaks it up doesn't it x

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  3. Oh gosh they are amazing! I adore the outfit with the hat/stripes and the boots look amazing. Perfect colour choice

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  4. They look fabulous, Natalie. Love this colour! Lynne xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne, they were definitely the right ones in the end! x

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  5. These are great Natalie! You've styled them beautifully x

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  6. Not sure if the brogue front goes with the elasticated side

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    1. True. Also comfort scores high with me! ;)

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    2. Oh me too (but there is times when the pain is so worth it and needed!) x

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    1. That they are Sharon,have been a God send in this weather x

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